Friday, May 8, 2015

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Muscle-building supplements--
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http://www.iherb.com/MRM-Veggie-Protein-Vanilla-20-1-oz-570-g/36575
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Sports-Pea-Protein-Powder-Vanilla-Toffee-2-lbs-907-g/51969
http://www.iherb.com/Doctor-s-Best-Creatine-Powder-Featuring-Creapure-10-6-oz-300-g/63466
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Sports-Creatine-Monohydrate-Micronized-1-1-lbs-500-g/687
http://www.iherb.com/Source-Naturals-L-Leucine-3-53-oz-100-g/1257
http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-L-Glutamine-4-oz-113-g-Powder/40611
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-GABA-Powder-6-oz-170-g/585
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Taurine-Pure-Powder-8-oz-227-g/7425
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Calcium-Carbonate-100-Pure-Powder-12-oz-340-g/480

Vegan food ingredients--
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http://www.iherb.com/Frontier-Natural-Products-Nutritional-Yeast-Mini-Flakes-16-oz-453-g/30690
http://www.iherb.com/Navitas-Naturals-Organic-Chia-Powder-8-oz-227-g/39803
http://www.iherb.com/California-Gold-Nutrition-Organic-Acai-Powder-8-oz-227-g/63571
http://www.iherb.com/Bob-s-Red-Mill-Toasted-Carob-Powder-18-oz-510-g/29678
http://www.iherb.com/Peanut-Butter-Co-Cinnamon-Raisin-Swirl-Peanut-Butter-Blended-16-oz-454-g/34360

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http://www.iherb.com/Nature-s-Way-Alive-Once-Daily-Multi-Vitamin-60-Tablets/37284
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http://www.iherb.com/Madre-Labs-Astaxanthin-Serum-Cream-1-oz-28-g/55850

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Real Reason Why Vision was Able to Lift Thor's Hammer Mjolnir

To clear up some things first, Captain America said at the ending in the Age of Ultron movie that Vision could lift the hammer because he is a machine, but the Captain was not accurate. The elevator can lift the hammer from the bottom, it cannot hold the hammer at the handle and separate it from the ground. It was shown in the first Thor movie that the hammer cannot be separated from the desert ground by machines.

Vision is also not totally a machine but has living human cells and a brain.

In the first Thor movie, Thor was not able to lift the hammer after he was banished to Earth because Odin felt that Thor was not worthy to use the hammer because Thor previously misused the hammer not to preserve lives but to misuse it to harm and kill people unnecessarily.

The worthiness to hold the hammer is to preserve life and does not come from other intentions.

Thor was able to get back his power and hold the hammer because he finally gains the intention to preserve the life of the people in the small town as seen in the following video.

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To use the hammer with the intention to remove Evil and preserve Good is also deemed as unworthy because seeing Evil as separated from Good is too small-minded, and cannot do the job of preserving life.

The other avengers could not lift the hammer because they all have the intention to use the hammer to rid Evil and preserve Good, which is far from the hammer's purpose to preserve life.

Vision was also heard saying that he is on the side of life, to protect it. He has the intention to preserve life without being distracted by the notions of judging things to be simply Good or Evil. This is why Vision was deemed worthy to use the hammer.

The other avengers could not hold the hammer because they perceive the small picture rather than the bigger picture to preserve and protect life:

1) Black Widow is an assassin whose main job is to kill,
2) Tony is materialistic and thoughtless and does not care much about preserving other life but his friends and his own. He has a history of selling weapons to clients that got civilians killed by his weapons.
3) Captain America is a soldier who's job is to kill.
4) Warhammer is a soldier who kills
5) Hawkeye is also a soldier who kills

Even though Captain America can move the hammer a little because he is leader of the Avengers and can see the bigger picture compared to the other members(besides Thor), the Captain still cannot see the bigger picture in the same level like Thor and Vision.

Therefore, the only blindingly obvious reason how a person is deemed to be worthy enough to lift the hammer is if he/she would use it properly with the bigger intention to preserve life.

The hammer is only meant to preserve and protect life, it would not be usable for those who want to use it without holding this purpose in mind.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Did Anne Hathaway quit her vegan diet due to iodine deficiency?

I think yes, so could be the case for many vegans and vegetarians.

I have realized in the past couple of days, people who were vegan but chose to go back to eating meat due to feeling tired/lethargic when they do heavy physical activity(such Anne Hathaway), many of them were probably suffering from iodine deficiency. 

Iodine deficiency leads to a lower thyroid function, which leads to a low metabolic rate that can cause weight gain and fatigue. This could be why many people find it hard to lose weight even on a vegan diet.

When Anne Hathaway went back to eating fish from her vegan diet, she said she immediately felt more energy. Fish contains lots of iodine that could have resolved her supposed iodine deficiency. Even though fish contains creatine that could also contribute to higher energy levels, the iodine would have a greater impact in increasing energy levels especially if the person is suffering from iodine deficiency.

I have heard of many people who started on the vegan diet and then complained of feeling tired, especially for vegans who do lots of fitness. Many of them probably suffered from iodine deficiency and needed to take iodine. Vegan sources of iodine include iodized salt, seaweed, kelp and bottled supplements.

The next time you hear of someone complaining they feel tired after starting a vegan diet, do them a favour and suggest that they take iodine supplements quickly. 

(Fat is also important to maintain hormonal balance to feel energetic. I heard from a vegan on the 80/10/10 diet who started taking fat said that she felt much more healthier. Sodium functions as an electrolyte and is also important to maintain energy levels. Taking creatine supplements can  also increase the energy transport within the body.)

Iodine – The mineral that charges your energy battery






Friday, April 3, 2015

My Delicious Power Carob Shake! (foamy Carobcinno)


Ingredients:
water, micronised creatine monohydrate powder, L-Glutamine powder, taurine powder, calcium carbonate powder, pea protein powder(4 tbsp), carob powder(1 tbsp), sugar(60g), sunflower oil(100ml, 49mg Vit E), soy sauce(1 tbsp).

Carbs 70g/280 cal, fat 100g/900 cal, protein 30g/120 cal = 1300 cal

Don't attempt to make this recipe unless you use soy sauce and at least 50 ml oil or fat. The oil brings out the flavor of the carob while the soy sauce sharpens the flavor. The end result is something that tastes as good as store-bought chocolate mix. It kind of reminds me of Swiss Miss with Nesquik or something like that.

The glycermic index of the sugar is lessened with the presence of the fat and protein, and is much lower than that of fruit juice. There is no current evidence where sunflower oil is found to be harmful to the body. Cocoa is found to be toxic on the testes, carob is a good alternative.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Incorrect view of Dr Esselstyn on oils debunked!!!

Dr Esselstyn said on http://www.dresselstyn.com/site/faq/,

"NO OIL! Not even olive oil, which goes against a lot of other advice out there about so-called good fats. The reality is that oils are extremely low in terms of nutritive value. They contain no fiber, no minerals and are 100% fat calories. Both the mono unsaturated and saturated fat contained in oils is harmful to the endothelium, the innermost lining of the artery, and that injury is the gateway to vascular disease. It doesn’t matter whether it’s olive oil, corn oil, coconut oil, canola oil, or any other kind. Avoid ALL oil."

"Avoid oils. They injure the endothelium, the innermost lining of the artery, and that injury is the gateway to vascular disease. All oil is also empty calories."


Dr Esselstyn is not well informed and likes to throw babies out with the dishwater. It is oils like olive oil and maize oil that can impair endothelium function. Other oils like sunflower, soya, canola, flax and coconut oils are fine.

Acute effects of different types of oil consumption on endothelial function, oxidative stress status and vascular inflammation in healthy volunteers.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19703325

"There was no significant effect of any type of oil consumption on endothelium-independent dilatation, total lipid PEROX and vascular adhesion molecule 1 serum levels. Consumption of maize oil leads to impaired endothelial function, while soya oil and cod liver oil slightly improve endothelial function."


Acute effects of high-fat meals enriched with walnuts or olive oil on postprandial endothelial function.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17045905

"In both study groups, flow-mediated dilation (FMD) was worse after the olive oil meal than after the walnut meal (p = 0.006, time-period interaction)."


Canola oil decreases cholesterol and improves endothelial function in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease – a pilot study
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1872931208000045

"Canola oil containing omega-3 PUFAs may confer cardiovascular protection by improving endothelial function and lowering LDL-cholesterol."